The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

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The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

The best stories being published on the SNO Sites network

Best of SNO

Stories from Millard West High School
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Kaden Roth | May 19, 2022

For seniors, the end of the year means closing the yearbook and looking toward what’s to come. Juniors like Mikayla Gdanvo and Alexander Kuhn find themselves in the same boat by choosing to graduate early. 

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Learning through experience
News

Kaden Roth | May 3, 2022

The best way to learn is through doing, which is exactly what the Education Academy aims to do by allowing its students to create and implement a lesson plan for individual Alternative Curriculum Program…

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Quinn Burton | April 19, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 14, 2022.

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Christian Naujokaitis | April 18, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 3, 2022.

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Learning through a different lens
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Annabelle Harshbarger | April 12, 2022

In day-to-day life technology can be used to help with just about anything. Low vision technology for people with visual impairments has advanced tremendously over the years to the advantage of many people….

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Evan Vaslow | March 24, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 17, 2022.

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Casting Cale
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Kaitlin Reynolds | March 16, 2022

The entertainment industry is dominated by actors who fit into stereotypical molds and it often fails to provide roles to people with disabilities. At just the age of 7, freshman Cale Ferrin recognized…

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Alexis Bahensky | March 16, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 10, 2022.

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The ultimutt firefighter
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Quinn Burton | March 11, 2022

While most dogs are busy walking through parks and fetching toys, Alley, an 8-year-old yellow lab, has a full-time job working for the Omaha Fire Department. 

Six years ago, Alley became the department’s…

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Kaitlin Reynolds | March 7, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 3, 2022.

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Kaitlin Reynolds | February 16, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 9, 2022.

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Brenna Batchelder | February 8, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 25, 2022.

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Alexis Bahensky | February 3, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 20, 2021.

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A revamped West Side Story
Arts & Entertainment

Morgan Weir | January 31, 2022

Sixty four years after the Broadway opening of West Side Story and 60 years after the first movie adaptation was released, Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake hit theaters on Dec. 10, 2021….

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Planting the seeds of cultural appreciation
Features

Kaden Roth | January 27, 2022

Spreading new languages with the hope of promoting the appreciation of other cultures is what spurred the Millard West Spanish Honors Society (SHS) to start and run a Spanish Club for third graders at…

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Kaitlin Reynolds | January 19, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 20, 2021.

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Annabelle Harshbarger | January 13, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 21, 2021.

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Brenna Batchelder | January 12, 2022

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 21, 2021.

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Nolan Nemitz | December 14, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 13, 2021.

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Women on the mat
Sports

Genevieve Carter | December 9, 2021

For the first time ever, high schools across Nebraska have expanded the wrestling program into boys and girls teams. Sophomore Halle Opat’s dedication was instrumental in advancing equal opportunity…

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Books are breeding bias
Opinions

Kaitlin Reynolds | December 7, 2021

“Lord of the Flies,” “The Grapes of Wrath,” “Catcher in the Rye,” “The Great Gatsby” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” The commonalities between these literary works: white authors,…

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Kaden Roth | December 3, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 2, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | November 23, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 19, 2021.

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Kaitlin Reynolds | November 12, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 11, 2021.

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Avery Looney | November 10, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 16, 2021.

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Riley Kramolisch | November 5, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 3, 2021.

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The intern behind the screen
Features

Kaden Roth | November 5, 2021

With the digital world constantly growing, more and more people are looking to get into the goldmine that is Information Technology (IT). For senior Jonathan Jimenez, that is exactly what he sought out…

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Kaden Roth | November 1, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 29, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | October 28, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 21, 2021.

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Kaitlin Reynolds | October 27, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 21, 2021.

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How Britney vs. Spears acknowledges America’s faulty conservatorship system
Arts & Entertainment

Quinn Burton | October 26, 2021

It all began with a protest. The #FreeBritney movement, which began April 22, 2019, after rumors surfaced of Britney Spears’s horrible conditions that were forced by her father. At the time, it was not…

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Brooke Sliva | October 21, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 8, 2021.

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Kaitlin Reynolds | October 7, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 6, 2021.

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Christian Naujokaitis | October 5, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 16, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | September 29, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 23, 2021.

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The RapidPass needs a rapid update
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Kaitlin Reynolds | September 29, 2021

Accident victims, cancer fighters, patients with various disorders and so many more fill hospitals and doctors offices around the world. Blood transfusions are often an essential component in combating…

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Morgan Weir | September 17, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 25, 2021.

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Evan Vaslow | September 16, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 24, 2021.

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Brenna Batchelder | September 15, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 24, 2021.

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Annabelle Harshbarger | May 24, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 19, 2021.

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Jenna Reynolds | May 19, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 18, 2021.

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America hates the elderly
Opinions

Morgan Weir | May 13, 2021

America is obsessed with youth. We fund billion-dollar industries that help people cling to their younger days through Botox, cosmetic surgery, hair dye and retinol. In 2019, we spent almost 17 billion…

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Shooting for the stars
Features

Edison Geiler | May 12, 2021

Senior Thomas Bigler relaxed his joints as he entered the upstairs shower, exhausted from a lacrosse battle in Kansas City. He fixed his focus on the relieving streams of water trickling down from the…

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | May 11, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 10, 2021.

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Unity, inclusion and “SpongeBob”
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Annabelle Harshbarger | May 10, 2021

Millard West alumni Joey Drwal and Sophie Hill, who graduated in 2021, were given a unique opportunity to spread awareness on a topic they are both passionate about. The alumni are U.S. Youth Ambassadors…

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Showing style at school
Features

Morgan Weir | May 7, 2021

As an underclassman, junior Connor Thelen dressed like most other high school boys; every week, he cycled through T-shirts and khakis. When students returned from online school last fall, Thelen took the…

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Madelyn Christiansen | May 5, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on May 4, 2021.

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A striking young athlete
Sports

Emma Baker | April 29, 2021

For years, the Dickmeyer family of seven spent their summers at bowling alleys, participating in the national Kids Bowl Free program. During the summer before her freshman year, the game got just a little…

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Annabelle Harshbarger | April 29, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 28, 2021.

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Miguel Paredes Reyes | April 27, 2021

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on April 23, 2021.

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